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Construction Industry Scheme – is this you?

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Susan Perry discusses the tax implications of payments to contractors and sub-contractors. Designed to stop the Government losing tax income due to the prevalence of cash-in-hand payments by construction businesses, the Construction Industry Scheme places a heavy administrative burden on contractors, or those deemed by the scheme to be contractors…. Continue reading →

El sueño de la razón produce monstruos: How the Mansion Tax will not lie down and die

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We don’t know whether Labour Councillor Claire Reynolds is an aficionado of Goya’s etchings, but her latest proposals could have been inspired by one of his most famous epitaphs, says Anthony Hennessy… To paraphrase (but only slightly) the opening of LP Hartley’s The Go Between, “The North is a foreign… Continue reading →

Take a Running Jump: Why we don’t need Brussels’ property market advice

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The European Commission is attempting to interfere and meddle from across the North Sea, in a highly sophisticated and particularly specialised local market, the dynamics of which it simply does not understand. Thank goodness we have Boris on our side, says Valerie Brecher. ‘Take a running jump’ responded Boris Johnson… Continue reading →